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president obama's birthday on sunday and iran is installing a new president on sunday. they don't think it's related to either of those. the information is that it's related to ramadan and that's why the embassies will be shutting down. >> tracie, thank you very much. >>> defying the request from the u.s., russia has granted edward snowden temporary asylum. the self-professed nsa leaker got the proper documents to leave. he is in an undisclosed location this morning. and while it might help the former contractor this morning, jim aceda is joining us. what are the implications for what has happened with the whole snowden scenario? >> reporter: good morning, betty. the snowden situation has strained difficult relations between the united states and russia. the u.s. does see the snowden asylum as a slap in the face really. the question now is how far is the obama administration willing to go to embarrass putin by boycotting the g 20. obama and putin plan to have one-on-one talks in moscow before the g-20. the white house is hinting to cancel that. he spent his first night in freedom as an off
wednesday morning. right now on "first look," president obama's first comments on the seriousness of the current terror threat. >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> the president also talks about lunch with hillary, russia's putin and a classic romance comedy. bush 43's emergency heart surgery and how he hopes to resume a normal schedule as early as tomorrow. >>> plus, these cute seals are attracting fierce creatures off cape cod. a big rig crash caught on tape and look at this sight, a massive fire in east africa's busiest airport in kenya. good morning. for the first time president obama is publicly speaking about the on going global terror threat. during a stop at the tonight show with jay leno, mr. obama called the safety concerns significant and this morning many u.s. embassies and kons lats remain closed as we learn more about the threat. tracie potts is live now in washington with the latest. tracy, good morning. >> good morning. there is height ened concern about that threat because today is the 15th anniversary of our dead will he bombings in
injured in the fires. >>> turning now to washington and the talks. president obama canceled next month's planned meeting with vladimir putin. while it's not a complete return to the cold war, there is a chill in the air between the u.s. and russia. tracie potts joins us live now from washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, they're filling that chill here on capitol hill. interestingly though, republicans and democrats are supporting the president but republican house speaker john boehner, he says this is proof that relationship between the u.s. and rush why has collapsed. >> and first impression they got -- >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry and chuck hagel are set to meet their russian counterparts in russia tomorrow even though preb canceled his moscow summit with russian president vladimir putin. >> we were not at the point in our progress on a number of these issues where a summit at the presidential level was the most constructive step. >> reporter: there are disagreements over arms control and human rights. but the last straw was russia giving wh
for drug traffickers. >>> there's been new criticism of president obama in his handles of russian president vladimir putin. some republicans say it's not enough. danielle lee joins us live from washington with details. >> reporter: the overwhelming message out of washington, is that president obama needs to be careful as he tries to strike a balance, restoring the public trust and protecting national security. while vacationing on martha's vineyard, president obama couldn't escape a moment of frustration on the golf course. back in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan. >> he has failed to explain the programs which are lawful, which have saved lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa, said that added oversight could -- >> you need to be careful how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post cold war low. president obama has canceled a meeting with russian president vladimir putin, originally scheduled fo
received our highest honor. we'll tell you his incredible story of bravery. >>> plus, president obama's likely nominee for new fed head. a major dog fighting ring busted and marking 50 years since this man and his message changed the world. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm betty nguyen. secretary of state john kerry says the evidence is clear. the man mouth human suffering undeniable. >> it defies any code of morality. let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral on sce obscenity. >> ayman mohyeldin is live in cairo. >> reporter: the u.n. inspection team will head back out into the eastern part of damascus where they completed their first day yesterday. now as we were talking about it earlier, they did meet with eye witnesses, interview some of the patients that were being treated for alleged chemical weapons symptoms. they were also able to collect samples from in and around the area. it's not yet clear whether or not they're going to make their findings public, but a lot of people
numerous communities in a number of states as red-flag conditions persist. president obama returns to washington with a full agenda including the crisis in egypt. >>> premeditated murder. did the blade runner plan to kill his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. >>> the most expensive road car ever sold at auction. very good morning. nice to see you. >>> we begin with developing news out of south africa, a premeditated murder indictment handed out to oscar pistorius. prosecutors say that he shot his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp with the intent to kill. we're live in pretoria, south africa. what happened inside the courtroom? >> veronica, the hearing was down in 15 minutes. this was just a formality, just to set the date of the trial. which is march 3rd 2014. he didn't read the charges as expected. after the hearing was over, we spoke to a state prosecutor that confirmed to us that the charges are still premeditated murder, they believe that pistorius that reeva was in that bathroom when he fired those shots. most interesting on the indictment some of the state witnesses heard a woman sc
barack obama was born to go on freedom rides, black people and white people couldn't be seated on a bus or a train together to travel through the south. >> former secretary of state colin powell commented on the trayvon martin verdict on "face the nation." >> i think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there, but i don't know if it will have staying power. these cases come along and blaze across the midnight sky and then after a period of time they're forgotten. >>> texas senator ted cruz admitted republicans do not have the votes to defund obama care, but says he is, quote, not convinced that president obama wouldn't defund his own health care law if congress gave him the opportunity to do so. >>> at the end of the video music awards last night, president barack obama showed his support for katy perry's finale and her song "roar" by tweeting to her after she tweeted about obama care. he said thanks for spreading the word, #roar. >> michelle and her daughters went to broadway to see the play "trip to bountdful." >>> organizers might be
a sneak peek of the birdie cake for president obama. he turns 52 sunday. >>> and jeff lake, the most beautiful person on the hill, and the most beautiful woman happens to be gale king's daughter. you learn new things around here. >>> there's a new round of evacuations in washington as a massive wildfire continues to burn. the blaze is only 8% contained. authorities declard a state of emergency and implemented a stadewide ban on outdoor fires until the end of september. that's a look at our forecast. i'm joined by bill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. august 1st means adifferent thing to certain people. to weather people it means the real start to hurricane season and some the end of summer. >> why is that always on the mind of weather people. >> i know, this is the way we work. this is the mountain we're about to climb. this is where we are today. this is the graph representing frequency of tropical storms. that's why the next six weeks you should watch. remember, the predictions are 7 to 11 hurricanes. we haven't had any yet. typically we get our first one in the beginning
go into politics. >>> first lady michelle obama is releasing a rap cd. michelle obama unfortunately does not sing on the album. that's your morning's dish of scrambled politics. >>> for the weather i'm joined by bill karins. >>> this morning, hope windows are open in many areas of the country. the 24-hour temperature change has made its way to the east coast. columbus is 16 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. d.c. is about 13 degrees cooler. it's 51 degrees right now in detroit, i mean, that's cool, that's jacket weather. same for buffalo and columbus, that cool air is making its way to the east coast. now, one little thing of interest we have to watch over the next couple of days, 30% chance of development of this system in the western portions of the caribbean it's over very warm water. it's going to be very weak, i'm thinking, the possibilities of maybe 3 to 6 inches of rain and we could have some flooding concerns heading toward the weekend. overall, pretty quiet day. look at the beautiful forecast f from minneapolis to new york city. it feels like fall. >>> all right, than
. >>> shocking details revealed in the abduction of hannah anderson. >>> plus president obama playing cards the night of the osama bin laden raid? >>> alfonso syria know collects a month's worth of stats in two games. >>> and the university of california study on what kind of cars the biggest jerks on the road drive. good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. we begin with more uncertainty in egypt. this after security forces cracked down on supporters of the deposed president. newspapers at home and around the world all capturing the deadly violence right on today's front pages this morning. egypt's vice president is out and leaders are wondering if today will be another day of chaos. nbc's aymon moyahyeldin is in cairo this morning. >> reporter: people are trying to bring back a sense of normally after a day that was anything but normal. yesterday police broke up two major protests, this time 24 hours ago those operations are in full swing. the scope of the death toll is still being realized. right now health officials say at least 421 people were killed, more than 3,500 have been injured and t
obama is confirming the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime. >> we have concluded that the syrian government carried these out. there is a prospect or possibility in which chemical weapons that have devastating effects could be directed at us. we want to make sure that that does not happen. >>> we're joined live from the region. tell us what the latest is there. >> good morning, betty. well, the situation remains tense across the region. today un inspectors have gone out for a third day in various parts of damascus to try and ascertain exactly what happened on august 21st. they're trying to interview people collecting samples. they say they need more time. the end of the mandate is saturday. they are expected to wrap up within the next 48 hours and then ultimately submit their findings to the united nations. some are saying that no military action should take place until that report is submitted, until there's a clear vote from the united nations security counsel. across the region, though, reaction is not waiting. most people here are anticipating that strike. som
remains credible as obama extends embassy closures. >>> d-day for a-rod. major league baseball is set to rule at high noon. manziel investigation. did texas a&m's johnny manziel profit from autographs. >>> closing arguments in the trial of mob boss whitey boger. >>> i'm veronica de la cruz, nice to see you. americans at home and around the world remain on high alert after credible terror threats. this morning there are new details about why they're forcing many embassies and consulates to remain closed. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has details. >> reporter: back at camp david president obama is getting brief tinges on the threat that has shut middle eastern diplomatic posts and put americans traveling abroad on high alert. >> there's been an awful lot of chatter out there, conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on, very reminiscent of what we saw pre 9/11. >> reporter: according to two top u.s. officials the terror plot could include one large attack or simultaneous attacks around the world, but the intelligence still isn't crystal clear. from ca
. martin luther king jr. delivered his iconic "i have a dream" speech. today, president obama plans to honor the man and his legacy. this is what president obama had to say. >> when it comes to the economy, when it comes to the challenges that inner cities experience, he would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social process and it's not enough to have a black president. >> on the mall, the birmingham alabama church was bombed in 1963 and four young black girls were killed. >>> today also marks another significant date in civil rights history. it was the day the body of emmitt till was found in mississippi. >>> an act of honesty caught on tape in northern new jersey. buddy's small lot was closed when a surveillance video shows four teens entering the store. instead of making off with batteries and ear phones, they leave carbon the counter, including sales tax. >> i think it's terrific that there are still people out there that have moral character not to do the wrong thing and they easily could. >> it seems a malfunctioning door lock is to blame after emplo
more than 600 protesters are confirmed dead in clashes with security forces. president obama has issued a stern rebuke to egypt's leaders. nbc is in cairo with the very latest. >> we are about an hour away from friday prayers. it's been a tense morning in cairo and across the country with sporadic clashes and continued fatalities. the death toll we cannot confirm 100%. we're getting conflicting accounts not just from the government forces but also from the muslim brotherhood. some military activity, as well despite the end of the curfew. we saw several thanks take up position to block off access road to tahrir square. they've announced this formally through state division that no pedestrians or cars will be allowed in the vicinity and setting up barbed wire, as well. what some of the local papers are running, this is the government owned newspaper citing again the cabinet saying a criminal plot to undermine state institutions and showing a picture of firemen trying to put out an inferno at one of the government buildings. on the right, an interesting column they're writing that the war
the special relationship with the u.s. mr. cameron stood alongside mr. obama but that's not going to happen. >> thanks so much for that. now we turn to ahmen who is reporting live from the middle east. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's still a very tense situation here despite that uk vote that seems to have taken that momentum on a possible military strike. the lebanese foreign minister warned any attack on syria would destabilize syria and lebanon. there's the growing concern that a strike on syria would widen the conflict. meanwhile the situation here remains tense. the lebanese government has beefed up security across the border and internally as well and there are growing concerns among some of the region's closest allies to the united states that a military strike would be very destructive. the humanitarian situation remains tense and we're expecting to see that the end of the u.n. inspection mission either later today or early tomorrow are expected to head back to new york and sun mitt their findings on whether chemical weapons were used on august 21st. >>> turning now to
and the heritage foundation hoping to whip up enough support to gut president obama's affordable care act. >> the one unifying principal in the republican party is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> this as a potential government shutdown looms, whether government funding and health care funding should be linked. will these town halls help republicans gain momentum? >> we're here, we're loud, we're proud and we're going to fight tooth and nail to make sure congress stops this. >> two groups are spreading the word in town halls and others are spreading the word in tv ads like this one. fears among some republicans that this could backfire, losing support for a republican party trying to rebuild itself. >> shutdowns are not good a move at all. i think most americans are center right like we are and want limited government. >> now, after dallas, the tour mostly hits the eastern part of the country. it wraps up next week, next thursday in wilmington, delaware. >>> now we turn to egypt where jailed ex-president hosni mubarak could be freed. prosecutors ordered his re
the butler. fonda says she'll get her a dvd. and president obama honors the 1972 miami dolphins. only time ever to have an a undefeated season. david letterman joked about it being 40 years late. >> wondering, waiting, not getting a call. trying to think, it might be nice to go to the white house. you know, we'll just hillary clinton what that's like. honestly. and that is your morning's dish of scrambled politics. >>> the city of detroit can't catch a break. firefighters from 20 different companies came together to try and fight a blaze. the entire industrial yard has been destroyed by the fire and it still has not been contained as of late last night. for more on weather conditions around the country i'm joined by meteorologist bill karins. >> that town has been very dry. it's been warm, but not hot. and we're starting to get the fires and this is the peak of the fire season. and it's interesting, we've only had about half as much acreage burn this year as last year. as bad as the pictures have been. so let's show what you we're dealing with. this is a quiet period of weather across the
big. >>> plus is president obama ready to rid the nation of fanny and freddie. >>> oprah is striking. >>> and surprising new stats on pot smokers. plus the biggest party schools in america. >>> we begin with breaking news out of yemen. the u.s. state department is urging all u.s. citizens there to leave immediately due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks. it also ordered not emergency government staff to leave as well. the security area, the threat there is considered extremely high and tensions are already elevate elevated with 19 u.s. embassies closed through saturday. sources tell nbc news intercepted communications prommed those closures. sources say two of al qaeda's top leaders, quote, wanted to do something big this past sunday during ramadan. those leaders are said to be al qaeda's chief and his deputy in yemen. communication did not reveal a specific target or method and sources say the most likely targeted country was thought to be yemen. >>> developing overnight, a shooting in pennsylvania leaves three people dead and cull nats with two people tackling the gun
. the syrian government denies using the chemical weapons and it's something president obama warned against a year ago. >> we have communicated in no uncertain terms what every player in the region that that is a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons. >> yusef gamal al-din is live with the latest. >> reporter: the world is still trying to get its head around the tragic events in damascus, in syria, are we understand from various sourgs sources that a attack may have taken place. the shocking footage that we have seen does indicate that's the case. that's what experts have told us, that the symptoms, the casualties are consistent with a chemical weapons attack. but again, both sides are blaming each other. rebels are pointing to the government. the government is pointing to the rebels. and supporters of the two sides are backing each other. so russia and iran are both giving their backing to the syrian government while the united states and the european union and others hold the
congressman blake farenthold believes the house has the votes to impeach obama. he made the comments while responding to a question over the legitimacy over the president's birth certificate. >>> new york senator kirsten gillibrand has inked a book deal. it will be both a memoir and call to action for women to become more involved in politics. financial terms have not been disclosed. >>> and south carolina governor nikki haley will finally announce plans to run for a second term. she's seen her poll numbers slip in recent months. her democratic opponent has already announced plans to challenge her again. >>> and that's your morning's dish of "scrambled politics." >>> and our first look at the weather, i'm joined by bill karins. >> morning. rainy tuesday. i know. nap day. >> well, maybe. >> if we should be so lucky. >> it's not happening for me either. this morning we're going to deal with some travel issues out there for a lot of us. bring the umbrella if it's not raining already. flash flooding problems. flash flood watched for about 10 million or maybe even 20 million now that we've adde
to vote. >>> while speaking at syracuse university president obama was heckled by a young woman calling for freedom for bradley now chelsea manning. >> can i say as hecklers go, that young lady was polite. she was and she brought up an issue of importance and that's part of what america's is all about. >> well, speaking of polite women, antoinette tuff, did you hear what she did, she's the woman who calmed down a gunman in an atlanta elementary school. got a call from president obama to thank her for her action. >> i appreciate you too but i learn from the best, the best president in the world. no, that's me. you can't get better when you have a great leader in front of you. >> not only calm, failed a hero. >>> barbara bush was at a children's hospital where she read a book to the kids. >>> cory booker met the cute pomeranian named, of course, cory booker and last night david letterman joked about the fingerprint security on the iphone and faplayed a fake commercial. >> introducing the scanner, the most secure way to protect your password, apps and most importantly your texting history.
'll have a slice of power ball's third largest prize ever. >>> president obama is having his first solo press ken -- nbc's tracie potts joins us live in washington with a preview. tracey, good friday morning. >> coming up, the president's headed off to martha's vineyard for nine days so he wants to get some things on the record first. and it's not unusual to see these end of summer news conferences. let's talk about some of the issues that may come up. russia for certain, this is the first time that we will have heard from the president publicly since the white house announced that meeting, that one-on-one summit with russian president vladimir putin has been cancelled. what does the president think about that and how does he move the white house forward? also how big of a deal was giving asylum to edward snowden and how is the u.s. going to continue to try to get him back, that is very likely to come up. not to mention these terror threats, the new one you mentioned that shut down the consulate there and the earlier one that shut down 19 embassyings and consul lalts. >>> and a quick p
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